Volar Flamenco en Vivo at the Grange

Submitted by event coordinators

On March 19 at 7:30 p.m. Seattle-based Flamenco dancer Savannah Fuentes and singer/multi-instrumentalist, Diego Amador Jr., direct from Seville, will present Volar, Flamenco en Vivo at The San Juan Grange Hall in Friday Harbor. Volar means to fly in Spanish. It represents our basic human need to feel free, to spread our wings, to make our own choices, and to reach our highest potential, not just for ourselves, but for every living being.

Savannah and Diego have forged a unique artistic partnership, performing throughout Washington, Oregon, and California since 2019. Diego comes from the legendary Amador family, famous for fusing Flamenco with blues, jazz, and salsa music. Diego is a powerful singer as well as a sublime guitarist. He also plays piano, bass, and percussion. Volar is a unique blend of authentic Spanish Flamenco music and powerful innovative dance. This event is part of an extensive tour.

Tickets for general admission are $28, VIP seating $42, front row seating $52, student $20 child $12 and can be purchased at www.ticketleap.com and www.savannahf.com

About Savannah Fuentes

Savannah Fuentes, Flamenco dancer, and producer is the only touring artist in the Pacific Northwest region with deep connections to Flamenco culture, presenting “…Real Flamenco, straight and stunning,” (Regina Hackett, Seattle Post Intelligencer.) She has independently produced and danced in over 500 performances and workshops featuring internationally recognized Spanish Flamenco artists, including Diego Amador Jr., Saray Munoz, and Jesus Montoya.

Savannah Fuentes was born in Seattle to parents of Puerto Rican and Irish ancestry. Her fascination with Flamenco dance (baile) and singing (cante) came to her in early childhood, fueled by watching a Flamenco performance on television “…and, although I was just a child, I felt an immediate connection to the art form.”

Ms. Fuentes considers Flamenco a lifelong study, an artistic journey she began in her late teens that continues to this day. She has studied with many notable Flamenco artists including Joaquin Grilo, Eva Yerbabuena, El Farru, and Isabel Bayon. Ms. Fuentes attributes her formation as an artist to her most significant mentor, Maestra Sara de Luis.

Accompanied by her notable guest artists, Savannah Fuentes tours the West Coast regularly bringing audiences authentic, innovative Flamenco performance art, often performing for communities that would otherwise not have access to this unique art form.

About Diego Amador Jr.

From Seville, Diego was born into flamenco royalty. His father is the celebrated flamenco pianist/composer Diego Amador and his uncles are Rafael and Raimundo Amador (Pata Negra). The 29-year-old Amador is an extraordinary multi-instrumentalist who recently released his first full-length album, Presente en el Tiempo.

From a very young age, he began performing and touring with some of Spain’s top flamenco artists, including Remedios Amaya, La Susi, Lole Montoya, Farruquito, and Joaquín Cortés. He has also worked alongside jazz greats such as Pat Metheny, Bireli Lagrene, and Charlie Haden. Known mainly as a Flamenco singer, he also plays guitar, piano, and percussion.